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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for getppid (redhat section 2)

GETPID(2)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				GETPID(2)

NAME
       getpid, getppid - get process identification

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <unistd.h>

       pid_t getpid(void);
       pid_t getppid(void);

DESCRIPTION
       getpid  returns	the  process  ID of the current process.  (This is often used by routines
       that generate unique temporary file names.)

       getppid returns the process ID of the parent of the current process.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX, BSD 4.3, SVID

SEE ALSO
       exec(3), fork(2), kill(2), mkstemp(3), tmpnam(3), tempnam(3), tmpfile(3)

Linux 0.99.11				    1993-07-23					GETPID(2)


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